Exeter Respect Launch Event

We invite you on the 27 April 2019, 6pm at the Barnfield Theatre to come together to commemorate the victims of the Christchurch Mosques in New Zealand, and to mark the 25th year anniversary of the End of Apartheid in South Africa.

It will be a special event to stand together with the Lord Mayor of Exeter Cllr Rob Hannaford to observe a one minute silence in memory of Christchurch and to remember the people of South Africa who gave their lives for the liberation of South Africa from racial segregation.

An evening of sadness but at the same time an evening of joy, knowing that those who try to divide us have failed. This special evening will be a memorable launch, regardless of the pain that was inflected on our fellow humans in New Zealand and South Africa. We shall be celebrating our togetherness as one voice that will bring alive the joy of the first collective democratic election in South Africa. This was a historical moment for the whole world to witness.

Our distinguished speakers and contributors are:
Mbira master, musician, singer, songwriter, teacher Chartwell Dutiro from Zimbabwe who
will be talking about the Mbira the Voices of Ancestors, and also performing after the debate; a member of the Devon & Cornwall Police; a member of the Muslim community, and chaired by Dr. Imraan Jhetam from South Africa who now lives in Exeter and works at the RD&E Hospital. After the discussion there will be a variety of performances.

6pm – VIP speeches & anniversary cake cut by Lord Mayor of Exeter Cllr Rob Hannaford
7pm – Discussion panel Tackling Islamophobia & Racism, Lessons from South Africa

Performances from 8.30pm
Love Community Band
Mudan Chinese Performance
Ilaria Performance
Chartwell Dutiro